Archive for 2017

Who Will Usher the Middle East Into an Era of Peace? – By Sam Farah

What the KRG’s Loss of Kirkuk Means for Iraq

Trump’s Iran Policy is More about Rollback Than Nukes; It Will Cause More Failed States – by Joshua Landis

Minorities and the Kurdish Referendum—by Alda Benjamen

Will the U.S. Abandon the Kurds of Syria Once ISIS is Destroyed? by Landis, Itani, Simon

KRG Targets Minorities Ahead of Kurdistan Independence Referendum — Part Two: Annexing Christian Lands

Mahdi al-Harati: a Libyan Force Multiplier

Iraqi Minorities Face a Dilemma in Kurdish Independence

Kurdish Independence and the Unheard Yazidi Voice — by Murad Ismael

KRG Targets Minorities Ahead of Kurdistan Independence Referendum — Part One: Exploiting the Yazidi Genocide

Unwinnable: Britain’s war in Afghanistan 2001-2014- by Tam Hussein

Who Gassed Khan Sheikhoun? The Investigation Begins

End of US Support for Syrian Rebels Sounds Death Knell for Attempt to Roll Back Iran & Russia in Syria – By Joshua Landis

Resolving Article 140: Settling the Issue of Iraq’s Disputed Territories Ahead of an Independence Referendum for Kurdistan

Rollback? Trump’s Iran claims not just flawed but dangerous – by Steven Simon

Assad cracks down on loyalist militias in Aleppo

Farewell to Ibrahim “Abe” Soliman: A Syrian-American Who Worked for Peace between Syria and Israel – By Geoffrey Aronson

Nationalism Between Europe and The Middle East – By Sam Farah

The SSNP’s Military: The Eagles of the Whirlwind & Their Emblem – By Jesse McDonald

The End of the PKK in Sinjar? How the Hashd al-Sha’bi Can Help Resolve the Yazidi Genocide

China, the U.S, and the Future of the Middle East – By Sam Farah

Reconciliations: The Case of al-Sanamayn in North Deraa

Revisiting the Malki Affair – By Christopher Solomon

Paradise Lost: The Rise and Fall of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi by Tam Hussein

Katibat Dir’ al-Watan: New Sub-Unit of the Fifth Legion

Russia’s Escalation in Syria: Making It Tougher to Fight ISIS? – By Nicholas A. Heras

Century Foundation Roundtable on Syria

Revenge Being Meted Out on ISIS linked Sunni Tribes of Iraq – FrontLine “Iraq Uncovered”

Why the U.S. Should Team Up with the Kurds & Not Turkey to Take Raqqa and Destroy the Islamic State

Three Points Regarding Syrian Refugees and President Trump’s Travel Ban – By Sam Farah

Liwa al-Mukhtar al-Thiqfi: Syrian IRGC Militia

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham and Civil Society in Jabal al-Summaq

Akram al-Hawrani: Syria’s Left-Wing Populist and the United Arab Republic – By Christopher Solomon

Further Response to Roy Gutman: Balancing the Picture

Yes, Syrian Kurds Have Committed War Crimes – Roy Gutman Responds to Aymenn Tamimi

A Response to Roy Gutman’s “Have the Syrian Kurds Committed War Crimes?”

The rise and fall of a CIA-backed rebel commander in Syria – by @ErikaSolomon

The KRG’s Relationship with the Yazidi Minority and the Future of the Yazidis in Shingal (Sinjar)

A Post-National Framework for Peace and Stability in the Middle East – by Sam Farah

The Arabs at War in Afghanistan: From the Cradle of the Jalalabad School of Jihad to Syria and Iraq

Liwa Al-Jabal: A New Loyalist Militia Unity Initiative In Suwayda’

Quwat Dir’ Al-Qalamoun: Shifting Militia Links

America’s Failure – and Russia and Iran’s Success – in Syria’s Cataclysmic Civil War – By Joshua Landis

Local Loyalist Militias of Suwayda’: Katibat Jalamid Urman (Dir’ al-Jabal)